NikkiZ has picked up several interesting conversational mannerisms lately. If, of course, by “interesting” I mean “adorable as hell.” Her language is really developing and she’s starting to use words and phrases that sound hysterical coming out of such a small mouth. For example? She suddenly loves the word ridiculous. And she usually says it with an exasperated tone – That’s just RIDICULOUS. And it’s fantastic.
She also has started trying to force herself into conversation with the following segue, “Well – I did that when I was a baby.” Like – let’s say you’re telling me about that time you bought a boat and sailed on the ocean and saw a mermaid. NikkiZ would interrupt and say, “When I was a baby? I saw a mermaid too.” Oddly enough – LilZ did the same type of thing, but his transition was much different. His was always about his Pretend Grandfather. Don’t ask me who his Pretend Grandfather was, but if we were talking about something like – the circus? LilZ would say, “My Pretend Grandfather took me to the circus.” My favorite was the time he said, “My Pretend Grandfather is in heaven where everyone is naked.”
My kind of heaven, is all I’m saying.
Finally – the other thing NikkiZ is doing lately is constantly discussing what she’s going to ask Santa Clause for at Christmas. And it’s not just your typical toys and games. No. When I bought some air freshener for our house? She said she was going to ask Santa Clause for some air freshener for her room for Christmas. And after a birthday party? She said she was going to ask Santa Clause for a Diego cake like that for her birthday. I was all, “Why don’t you ask for that for your birthday instead?” “Because I want it for Christmas, Mom.”